PA Firefighters Battle Fire In Veterinary Hospital

Montgomery Co. Pa Station 80 was alerted for a building fire at 1615 W. Point Pike.

Police arrived and reported heavy smoke showing from the Gwynedd Veterinary Hospital. Chief 80 arrived and confirmed the police report and advised employee's were still inside trying to rescue all the animals.

Chief had heavy fire in a one story, 30x100 building and requested the second alarm (Sta. 62). Ladder 62's arrived and put it's ladder pipe in service for heavy fire through the roof.

One deck gun and multiple hand lines were used to knock the fire. The building became fully involved and Chief 80 requested Sta. 76 to the scene.

All employees were safely removed from the building, however six dogs and cats were not able to be rescued and parished in the fire.

A welders torch on the roof is what reportedly sparked the fire.